Monday Movie Marathon: When I Grow up, I Wanna be Just Like You

This week’s movie marathon features films with characters you can look up to. They make you re-think the way you see the world and give you that push you need to be confident in yourself. Like a good friend, these characters have helped me reflect on the things that really matter.

1. PLEASANTVILLE (Gary Ross, 1998)

I love this film’s take on the concept of perfection. Not only do the characters literally change the way they see the world, but they open their minds to ideas that challenge the status quo.


Obviously this was making the cut. I didn’t cut my bangs short for nothing! I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of watching this movie. It fills me with so much inspiration, from the music to the details in every scene.

3. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2006)

If you ever need a pick-me-up, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll fall in love with all these characters and want them to reach their final goal.

4. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Colin Trevorrow, 2012)

Watch this movie and you might just start believing in time travel, or at least believe in some magic in this world. Let your inner child run free!

5. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (Stephen Chbosky, 2012)

The timeless story of growing up and figuring out who you want to be. I still feel like I’m trying to work that out, so it’s nice to know I’m not alone.

That’s it for this week’s Monday Movie Marathon. I hope these movies put a huge smile on your face, and don’t make you re-question everything. Crap.

What would your picks be? Tweet me @warriorrenaud or comment on this post!